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  • Haftarah Parashat Vayelekh, Shabbat Shuvah
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    Haftarah Parashat Vayelekh Shabbat Shuvah September 15, 2018 | 6 Tishrei 5779 Hosea 14:2-10; Micah 7:18-20; Joel 2:15-27 The sages of the rabbinic period often sought out meaning in texts by paying attention to the positioning of paragraphs in a chapter. On the face of it, for moderns, this seems unusual since paragraphs and chapters […] Continue Reading »

  • Haftarah Parashat Nitsavim
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    Haftarah Parashat Nitsavim September 8, 2018 | 28 Elul 5778 Isaiah 61:10-63:9 This week’s haftarah, the last of the Shiva d’Nehamta – the seven haftarot of consolation recited between Tisha b’Av and Rosh Hashanah, opens with an expression of joy: “I surely rejoice (sos asis) in the Lord, my whole being exults in My God.” […] Continue Reading »

  • Haftarah Parashat Ki Tavo
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    Haftarah Parashat Ki Tavo Selihot – Motzei Shabbat September 1, 2018 | 21 Elul 5778 Isaiah 60:1-22 Isaiah’s prophecy of light and darkness is an eschatological prophecy, namely, it speaks of the end of time. In those days to come, Israel and Jerusalem will be enveloped in light while all else will be dark: “Behold! Darkness […] Continue Reading »

  • Haftarah Parashat Ki Tetse
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    Haftarah Parashat Ki Tetse August 25, 2018 | 14 Elul 5778 Isaiah 54:1-10 + 54:11-55:5 Isaiah offers the world to partake of a divine feast for free, no charge: “Ho, all who are thirsty, come for water, even if you have no money; come, buy food and eat: buy food without money, wine and food without […] Continue Reading »

  • Haftarah Parashat Shofetim
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    Haftarah Parashat Shofetim August 18, 2018 | 7 Elul 5778 Isaiah 51:12-52:12 It is difficult for “privileged” people to comprehend what it might be like to be conquered and turned over to others as worthless property. Yet this was the experience of countless generations of Jews whose fate was determined by conquerors or others who held […] Continue Reading »

  • Haftarah Parashat Re’eh
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    Haftarah Parashat Re’eh Shabbat Rosh Hodesh August 11, 2018 | 30 Av 5778 Isaiah 66:1-24, 23 This Shabbat is the third of seven Shabbatot of consolation which follow Tisha b’Av (Shiva d’Nehamta). Normally, the haftarot for these Shabbatot are set and represent the earliest known fixed haftarot in the tradition. (See Pesikta d’Rav Kahana) This […] Continue Reading »

  • Haftarah Parashat Ekev
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    Haftarah Parashat Ekev Shabbat Mevarekhim Hahodesh August 4, 2018 | 23 Av 5778 Isaiah 49:14-51:3 This week’s haftarah is the second of seven special haftarot which follow Tisha b’Av. They are known as the Shiva d’Nehamta – the Seven [haftarot] of consolation, and their intention, as the name implies, is to bring solace to a […] Continue Reading »

  • Haftarah Parashat Va’et-hannan
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    Haftarah Parashat Va’et-hannan Shabbat Nahamu July 28, 2018 | 16 Av 5778 Isaiah 40:1-26 This Shabbat marks the first Shabbat after the fast of Tisha b’Av – the fast in which we mourn the destruction of the two Temples and the loss of Jewish nationhood for close to two thousand years. This long period had […] Continue Reading »

  • Haftarah Parashat Devarim
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    Haftarah Parashat Devarim Shabbat Hazon July 21, 2018 | 9 Av 5778 Isaiah 1:1-27 The prophets are often hard reading, not only because their messages are difficult to decipher, but also because their messages are frequently grating to our sensibilities. The special haftarah for the Shabbat before Tisha b’Av comes from the first chapter of […] Continue Reading »

  • Haftarah Parashat Matot-Masei
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    Haftarah Parashat Matot-Masei July 14, 2018 | 2 Av 5778 Jeremiah 2:4 – 3:4 In this week’s haftarah, the second of the 3 special haftarot which precede Tisha b’Av, Jeremiah expresses God’s bitterness over the nation’s religious disloyalty. God had redeemed them and settled them in their land. The people, in return, both betrayed Him […] Continue Reading »

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